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DESCRIPTION ===================== "Report Spammer" v1.2 is a MyBB plugin to detect and report spammers using web sites and services like StopForumSpam.com and WhatIsMyIPAddress.com. Settings: 1 Database changes: none Templates changed: member_profile_modoptions, modcp_editprofile Templates added: report_spammer_display Website: https://github.com/dandv/Report-Spammer-MyBB-plugin INSTALLATION ===================== Copy the contents of the `upload` folder to your MyBB directory. In Admin CP => Plugins, Install & Activate. Then go to Admin CP => Settings => Report Spammer (at the very bottom) and enter your StopForumSpam.key. This is required only if you want to confirm or report spammers. You can get a key from http://www.stopforumspam.com/signup. DOCUMENTATION ===================== This plugin is aimed at moderators who suspect a user may be spamming. The plugin will add a panel to the "Edit this user in Mod CP" page, with information from StopForumSpam.com on the user's username, e-mail, and IP addresses used. It will also do a reverse IP lookup and get the user's hostname, ISP and organization from WhatIsMyIPAddress.com. Since many spammers use server farms for bot accounts, ISPs that have "server" in their name (e.g. ubiquityservers.com) will be flagged. Based on this information, plus other information from the user's profile and posts (if any), a moderator can make a decision as to whether the user is a spammer or not. Spammer accounts commonly: * have a username that doesn't make sense in any language (e.g. "xrdwibf"), or is an unusual name (e.g. "Orville Cooksley") * have as ISP a web hosting provider, often with "server" in their name * have a signature that advertises some product or service A button to report the spammer, or confirm the report if they had been reported already, is provided. It will generate an AJAX request to your MyBB instance, so the moderator doesn't have to leave the page. CHANGELOG ===================== 1.0, 2011-07-23 First version: detect spammers using whatismyipaddress.com reverse IP lookup and stopforumspam.com In use at http://forum.quantifiedself.com 1.1, 2011-07-27 Added AJAX button to report a spammer or confirm the report to stopforumspam.com 1.2, 2011-08-05 Use curl_setop instead of curl_setopt_array, for maximum portability (thanks pavemen) LOCALIZATION ===================== This plugin does not support localization on purpose. For the rationale of this decision, please carefully read http://wiki.dandascalescu.com/essays/english-universal-language Patches that implement localization will only be accepted if acceptable refutation of the essay linked above is provided. You are, of course, permitted to implement localization for your instance of the plugin; however, making publicly available a modification of the plugin that implements localization is prohibited by terms of this license. LICENSE ===================== Author: Dan Dascalescu Released under GPL v3 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html), with the following amendment: "Redistribution of modifications that include localization is prohibited."